Upcoming events in 2015

She sells sea shells on the sea shore

Mary AnningTuesday 17th February 2015
Free drop in story telling for families 5-9yrs

Meet Mary Anning, fossil hunter extraordinaire and supplier of sea dragons as she shares the story of a life dedicated to discovery. Will you take up Mary’s Challenge? Have you got what it takes to convince a museum curator to put your fossil find on display? With storyteller Marion Leeper.

Children must be accompanied by and adult.
Registration is only via Eventbright,

booking opens 1st February 2015

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Wednesday 18th February 2015bear in lights
Free drop in event for families

Come and see Iggy the Iguanodon in lights and explore the museum after dark. Bring a torch and see what else is lurking in the dark showcases?  Can you find ancient footprints or the oldest rocks on earth?  Find out more with our museum trail.

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 


As part of the Museum's new exciting project arising from the recent award from Arts Council England Designation Development Fund, a project conservator, Rachel Howie, has been working on some of the Museum's most prized specimens with the aim of enhancing digital access to these special objects.

One of the most iconic of Cambrian age fossils from the famous Burgess Shale is a little (3.5 cm long) creature called Hallucigenia, which has been the subject of considerable controversy for several decades. Now, researchers, Martin Smith and Javier Ortega-Hernandez from the Department of Earth Sciences have reinvestigated this strange creature and its relationship to other animals.